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About Nia

What is Nia?

Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music in more than 45 countries. Trainings are designed for those seeking personal enrichment and professional development. Every experience can be adapted to individual needs and abilities. Step into your own joyful journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.

How does Nia work?

Nia draws from Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, jazz dance, modern dance, Duncan dance, yoga, Alexander Technique and Teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that correspond with the main areas of the body: the base, the core and the upper extremities. Stiff beginners and highly fit athletes alike can adapt Nia to meet their needs by choosing from three intensity levels. Consecutive trainings collectively explore 52 principles for personal enrichment and professional development. Read testimonials from people of all ages, backgrounds and locations.

Why was Nia created?

Nia’s purpose is to grow a worldwide community of healthy people who are empowered to do great things. We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash and enhance their individual potential to live a fulfilling and meaningful life – by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies. With the right tools and education, we can increase our confidence and happiness. We can become connected to others to shape a consciousness that extends beyond our own. Together we will unearth possibilities never before imagined.

Our Classes

Rebecca Narva

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm

Day: Monday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

1926 Greentree Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003, USA

Cost

Drop in classes for $13

5 class card for 6'weeks - $50

10 class card for 10 weeks - $90

Ask for student and senior rates.

Notes About This Class

This will be a Classic Nia Class, appropriate for both  beginners and experienced Nia students.  We will focus on your experience of your body to access the delight, and healing health that  shows up when you PLAY DEEP and FOLLOW YOUR JOY.  We will sample the routines from more than 35 years of creativity always with the goal of liberating our passionate  aliveness through movement and music.  And the opportunity to build greater fitness is present in every class so that when you are ready, you can go deeper into strength, cardio health, flexibility, and agility.  Come and discover that you are a dancer exactly as you are right now, and then let the doors of expression open even further on your limitless possibilities.  FUN. SWEAT. BLISS.

Denise Gilchrist

Classic Nia Class

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5:45pm
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:45pm

Cost

Registration Fee: $ 36.00 (for group of three classes)
Meets: June 7, 14 and 28 2016 (3 Tuesdays)

Two ways to register  

1) visit:  www.thriveyogacenter.com or call 610-889-1615

2) or simply email Denise (your instructor) at flowerdance@verizon.net

Notes About This Class

Please note that this class will meet for three Tuesdays in June (6/7, 6/14 and 6/28)

Why does Denise teach Nia?

Sharing the first Nia principle, “the joy of movement”, with my students sums it up best for me.  Nia’s choreography provides just enough structure to offer bodies of all shapes, sizes and ages the freedom to express their own uniquely beautiful spirits.  What an honor to behold!   What’s more- Nia can really burn off the stress after a long, trying day for students and teacher alike.   When it’s time to step-out of our practice, a warm, peaceful glow fills the room and tends to follow us home.

Here’s what her students are saying… 

“Nia means gaining balance both mentally and physically. Everyone can benefit from Nia for the pure joy of dance and freedom of accepting one's self. Nia means to me: Nurture Inner Awareness!”

“Nia is a good way of working up a healthy sweat without hurting your muscles or joints.  It is nice to laugh while you are exercising.”

“I feel that Nia is a wonderful exercise for women my age (65 & over). It isn't that strenuous but vigorous enough to make me really sweat and in the morning when I wake up I am not sore. The music is very soothing, too- it really gets you to bring out your inner feelings.”

Lisa Zahren

Classic Nia Class

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8:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 8:30am

Location

601 West Allens Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119, USA

Cost

LAST CLASS BEFORE SUMMER-BREAK IS JUNE 11TH!  I WILL RETURN SEPTEMBER 14TH.

Class is $10 drop-in. A class card is $90 for 10 classes and usually expires in 3-4 months. Ask me about the details.

If you aren't sure if class is being held because of weather or holidays, check the Nia Philly Facebook account. Link is on the left side of my profile page. Or call me!

Notes About This Class

I am particularly drawn to the healing elements of Nia, working on aligning the body, noticing our habits, moving things that are stuck and radically changing our brain patterns to make healthier choices. Come start your Monday morning off with some Nia!

Lisa Zahren

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Friday

Time: 9:30am

Location

601 West Allens Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119, USA

Cost

LAST CLASS BEFORE SUMMER-BREAK IS JUNE 11TH!  I WILL RETURN SEPTEMBER 14TH.​

$10 drop-in or through a Mt Airy Learning Tree class. Check http://mtairylearningtree.org for the series dates and costs. 

I hope to see you dancing soon!

Sara Earl

Moving to Heal Class

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10:00am
Moving to Heal

Day: Tuesday

Time: 10:00am

Location

1007 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, United States

Cost

$48 for four-class series. Next session: August 7-14-21-28. Bring two quarters for the parking meters across the street!

Notes About This Class

Use movement to feel better in your body. Combining dance and mindfulness, Nia is holistic fitness with benefits for body, mind and soul. Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot and adaptable to individual needs and abilities.

Rebecca Narva

Classic Nia Class

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11:30am

Day: Monday

Time: 11:30am

Location

201 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Cost

Class cost is $10.00

Notes About This Class

Welcome Nia Dancers

Re-opened to the public, this beautiful studio has space for five outside visitors to join in with the building residents in this classic Nia class that blends in elements from Move to Heal format.  Please call Rebecca to reserve a space.  505-379-1877

Rebecca Narva

Classic Nia Class

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12:00pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 12:00pm

Location

201 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Cost

Class cost is $10.00

Notes About This Class

Rittenhouse Claridge has agreed to open the studio to five visitors so come on and join in. This is a classic Nia format and please call Rebecca Narva ahead of time to reserve a space.  505-379-1877.

Rebecca Narva

Classic Nia Class

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6:00pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

1315 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA, USA 19107

Cost

This class is free.

Notes About This Class

Starting April 14th,Come dance in the fantastic ballroom in this Philadelphia historic mansion that is home to William Way LGTB Community Center. This is a Classic Nia class, open to all fitness levels.  We will warm up, get moving, cool down and finish with floor work.  Bare feet suggested and clothing suitable for active dancing. Nia is a fun safe fitness program designed for everyone who wants to experience the joy of movement. We use worldbeat music and moves from Akido, Tai Chi, Tae Kwan Do, Modern Dance. Duncan Dance, Jazz Dance and the entire class is infused with the conscious movement principals from Feldenkreis, Alexander and Yoga.

Sara Earl

Classic Nia Class

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10:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 10:00pm

Location

1007 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, United States

Cost

NOTE: No classes June 23 through July 28. Regular classes will return on August 4.

$13 drop-in. Discounts for class cards, see https://www.sunsetmoonwellnesscenter.com/movementarts/ Bring two quarters for the parking meters across the street!

Notes About This Class

Combining movement and mindfulness, Nia is holistic cardio-fitness with benefits for body, mind and soul. Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot and adaptable to individual needs and abilities.

Upcoming Events

August
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Sara Earl

Nia FreeDance

Nia FreeDance

Event Type: Dance Jam

Start: Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 1:00pm

End: Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 2:00pm

Location

1007 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, United States

Cost

$13 drop-in. Discounts for class cards, see https://www.sunsetmoonwellnesscenter.com/movementarts/ Bring two quarters for the parking meters across the street! 10% off café purchases after a class.

Notes About This Event

Nia FreeDance combines conscious dance, creativity, mindfulness, embodiment and soul-stirring music for an inspiring, centering and joyful experience. Come express, release, sweat and heal! Every second Sunday.

This event will be registered through a third party service. A new page will open to sign in or register.

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